Sunday, May 28, 2006

Wide Awake this afternoon

Abby and I spent the night away from the hospital for the first time in a week last night. We came back at lunchtime today and had a good afternoon with Ellie until Abby left around 3 when I took Ellie out for a status if the hospital- some time on the grass in the garden, a trip to get an early dinner and then some laps around the floor.

A sunny day in the hospital garden is a great thing. They get everyone, and I mean everyone, out to get some sun if they can, including having two orferlies wheel a full sized hopital bed out so a teenaged girl could see the sun. Really great to see that kind of thing.

We got back around 5 and she was wide awake until just shy of 8 this evening when I finally got her to go to sleep.

Hopefully she willbe better on the gas tonight since they have essentially left her G-tube open for the night with a small bottle to catch any liquid.

Anyway the picture from this afternoon shows Eleanor at her widest awake.

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6 comments:

Martha Brogan said...

What a great picture of Ellie- she has wonderful eyes. I hope that you both get some sleep tonight. I think that she is 7 weeks old today! RI seems like both yesterday and a lifetime ago.

jack said...

I'm amazed how the hospital and the stories about the people who work there are so consistgently positive. Ellie has been at Childrens long enough to see some warts, but none yet. From the people at the front dest to the nurses and doctors to the guys who park your car. Just great.

I hope you have a good night. Sing her only Irish songs to put her to sleep.

Gib Brogan said...

Yeah right, Irish songs.

Unfortunately, I am too much of an Irish sap to get the words out without weeping.

Marge said...

I received your irth announcement, she is simply beautiful. Doesn't it surprise you that you can love someone so much in such a short time. Good luck to you all today, I'm pulling for you. Aunt Marge

Marge said...

I received your irth announcement, she is simply beautiful. Doesn't it surprise you that you can love someone so much in such a short time. Good luck to you all today, I'm pulling for you. Aunt Marge

Marge said...

I just received your birth announcement, she is beautiful. Dpesn't it surprise you that you can love someone so much in so short a time. Good luck to you all today, I'm pulling for you. Aunt Marge